2006: Norfolk Waste Strategy published moving away from landfill to an incinerator solution
2007: Plans for burner at Costessey near Norwich abandoned in the face of local protest
2008: NCC buys land at Saddlebow and secures Private Finance Initiative (PFI) funding
2009: £169 million grant approved and contract goes out to tender
2010: Cory Wheelabrator announced as preferred bidder
2011: Lynn referendum sees 92 per cent of 65,500 people vote against the scheme. Cory Wheelabrator choose not to present a counter argument then declare poll meaningless
2012: Cory Wheelabrator confirmed as contractor with £20.3 million clause in contract should it not go ahead
June 2012: County council gives planning permission but Communities Secretary Eric Pickles calls it in, meaning a public inquiry will follow
February 2013: Public inquiry begins
May 2013: Elections see Tories thrown out at County Hall bringing anti-incinerator councillors into a coalition majority. Revealed that scrapping the project could cost up to £90 million.
October 2013: Secretary of State pulls PFI leaving project in serious peril.